I mean, I am pretty sure we all agree and knew this. Nobody likes the stock lights - they are piss poor.
This is a discussion on Study reveals most pickup trucks receive poor headlight rating. within the Off Topic Lounge forums, part of the RAM 1500 Diesel - Off-Topic Lounge category; Originally Posted by LandLine Magazine Study reveals most pickup trucks receive poor headlight rating By Tyson Fisher, Land Line staff writer The old adage of ...
Study reveals most pickup trucks receive poor headlight ratingOriginally Posted by LandLine Magazine
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It's not the light bulbs used, but the horrible design of the reflectors. My old 78 Rabbit with Hella replacement housings would light up about 1/2 mile on high and 1/4 mile without blinding anyone. They were round, ROUND seems to be the best shape.
I had a couple of those with the same lights and I agree completely. gas and diesel.
I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels this way. I have the projector headlights & they sucked from day one. Dealers said they were correctly adjusted, but they blind oncoming drivers & don't shine out to the sides to see animals or people on the side of the road. They are better with HID bulbs, but the problem is in the design, not the bulbs.
They should go to Hella, Lucas Carello or Bosch and learn how to make efficient assemblies that put the light where it's supposed to go.
I've been Ubering this week and have had a few people flash at me. But what I see in front of me looks normal and hasn't changed. I don't have anything in the bed and am not pulling a trailer, so I'm pretty sure the height hasn't changed.
IMO the higher trim levels do have better lamps . The Laramie trim has different lamps which seemed to illuminate better than the other choice ,but I never compared them side by side at night . These better lamps were one of the reasons I went up,to the Laramie.
In the short time I have had my truck
- passenger projector is aimed too far left
- fogs poorly adjusted, one was pointing almost straight down, light cut off was 20ft in front of the truck
- driver projector is aimed higher than the passenger
I haven’t dived under the hood to see how hard it is to fix the aiming, but believe part of the problem with poor lighting is the halogens used. Projectors with xenon hid from the factory in other vehicles have better lighting at a distance.